Family of Christina Menzies and Crimestoppers offer £20k reward

The family of Christina Menzies, who was killed in Germany in 1993, have partnered with Crimestoppers to offer a reward of up to £20,000 for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of her killer.

Christina was 16 years old when she was killed in Germany, where her father, Staff Sergeant John Menzies, was stationed at the time. On the night of Saturday 12 June 1993, she visited Club 47, which was located at RAF Gutersloh Station. She never returned home and her body was discovered the next day (Sunday 13 June 1993) around 10 kilometres away. She had been strangled.

Through the charity Crimestoppers UK, the Royal Military Police (RMP) are keen to hear from anyone who can provide information regarding Christina's whereabouts between leaving Club 47, about midnight 12 June, and the discovery of her body at 1645 on Sunday 13 June. They would also like to hear from anyone who has already provided information, but who may have new or further evidence that they didn’t mention at the time.

The RMP are also seeking information about Christina’s shoes, a pair of black leather heeled shoes with a cross-over securing strap and metal buckle, which were missing when her body was discovered, and a Union Jack duvet cover, which may have been used to cover or move her body.

An RMP spokesman said: “It has been 27 years since Christina died and allegiances may have changed. You may feel that now is the right time to come forward. We are appealing for anyone who has information that might help us to catch Christina’s killer so that her parents can finally see justice for their daughter.”

Mother of Christina, Christine Menzies, said: “We know that people’s loyalties can change over time and we desperately hope that when nudged, someone’s conscience will be nagging them to set the record straight.”

If you know anything that can help the investigation and get justice for our much-loved daughter, please do the right thing and speak up John Menzies

Christina’s father, John Menzies, said: “If you know anything that can help the investigation and get justice for our much-loved daughter, please do the right thing and speak up. You can contact the Royal Military Police or, if you prefer to stay 100% anonymous and maybe eligible for the reward, then contact the charity Crimestoppers.

 “There can’t be anything worse than not knowing what happened to your loved one in these circumstances. Our daughter never came home and 27 years on we still have no answers as to what happened or who is responsible.”

If you have any information in relation to this investigation you should contact:

Stay anonymous via the charity Crimestoppers UK by either by Telephone: 0800 555 111 (+44 800 555 111 outside of the UK) or via their secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. To be eligible for the reward you must pass on the information to Crimestoppers.  

***A reward of up to £20,000 is available for information given exclusively to the charity Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Christina Menzies’ murder***